Lisa Oliveira Rodrigues

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Lisa Catarina Oliveira Rodrigues is a Junior Researcher at the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology - Coimbra, since February 2019, under the scope of the CEEC 2017 program (CEECIND/03530/2017). Lisa obtained her PhD - Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences, field of Biomedical Sciences - in 2016 at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Medicine. She had concluded a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2009 and a Degree in Biology, Scientific field in 2008 at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Sciences and Technology. She has been working in the field of Microbiology and Infection, with research experience abroad, and with emphasis in host-pathogen interactions and particularly devoted to: 1) Adenosine A2A receptors and purinergic metabolism modulatory role in infection: - in vitro adenosine A2A receptors immune anti-inflammatory activity in cellular models of infection; - modulation of microbiota/ microbial populations, in vivo, in particular bacteria and yeasts of the genus Candida, by the adenosine A2A receptors. 2) Ageing, opportunistic infections and chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Lisa is also interested in the study of nutrition and microbiota (role of caffeine intake in infection) and of protein trafficking related to facultative intracellular microbes. She published 14 papers in international journals and has 1 paper submitted as senior author and 1 being currently prepared for publication. She had mentored and co-mentored multiple degree and master students, with participation in academic juris and periodic collaboration in teaching activities. She participated in several national and international scientific events, with 2 awarded prizes, and had enrolled in several initiatives of science communication.


CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology


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Information about journal articles, updated at 26-06-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

Overview on the Antimicrobial Activity and Biocompatibility of Sputtered Carbon-Based Coatings

Carvalho, Isabel; Rodrigues, Lisa; Lima, Maria José; Carvalho, Sandra; Cruz, Sandra M. A., Processes. 8. 9. 2021. . 10.3390/pr9081428 . published Processes

Candida Extracellular Nucleotide Metabolism Promotes Neutrophils Extracellular Traps Escape

Afonso, Mariana; Mestre, Ana Rita; Silva, Guilherme; Almeida, Ana Catarina; Cunha, Rodrigo A.; Meyer-Fernandes, José Roberto; Gonçalves, Teresa; Rodrigues, Lisa, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 11. 2021. . 10.3389/fcimb.2021.678568 . published Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

The transcription factor Ndt80 is a repressor of Candida parapsilosis virulence attributes

Branco, Joana; Martins-Cruz, Cláudia; Rodrigues, Lisa; Silva, Raquel M.; Araújo-Gomes, Nuno; Gonçalves, Teresa; Miranda, Isabel M.; Rodrigues, Acácio G., Virulence. 601 - 614. 1. 12. 2021. . 10.1080/21505594.2021.1878743 . published Virulence

Early Interaction of Alternaria infectoria Conidia with Macrophages

Almeida, M. C.; Antunes, D.; Silva, B. M. A.; Rodrigues, L.; Mota, M.; Borges, O.; Fernandes, C.; Gonçalves, T., Mycopathologia. 383 - 392. 3. 184. 2019. . 10.1007/s11046-019-00339-6 . published Mycopathologia

Blunted dynamics of adenosine A<sub>2A</sub> receptors is associated with increased susceptibility to <i>Candida albicans</i> infection in the elderly

Rodrigues, Lisa; Miranda, Isabel M.; Andrade, Geanne M.; Mota, Marta; Cortes, Luísa; Rodrigues, Acácio G.; Cunha, Rodrigo A.; Gonçalves, Teresa, Oncotarget. 62862 - 62872. 39. 7. 2016. 10.18632/oncotarget.11760 . published Oncotarget

Characterization of extracellular nucleotide metabolism inCandida albicans

Rodrigues, Lisa; Russo-Abrahão, Thais; Cunha, Rodrigo A.; Gonçalves, Teresa; Meyer-Fernandes, José Roberto, FEMS Microbiology Letters. 1. 363. 2015. . 10.1093/femsle/fnv212 . FEMS Microbiology Letters

Different danger signals differently impact on microglial proliferation through alterations of ATP release and extracellular metabolism

George, Jimmy; Gonçalves, Francisco Q.; Cristóvão, Gonçalo; Rodrigues, Lisa; Meyer Fernandes, José Roberto; Gonçalves, Teresa; Cunha, Rodrigo A.; Gomes, Catarina A., Glia. 1636 - 1645. 9. 63. 2015. 10.1002/glia.22833 . published Glia

Methylglyoxal chronic administration promotes diabetes-like cardiac ischaemia disease in Wistar normal rats

Crisóstomo, J.; Matafome, P.; Santos-Silva, D.; Rodrigues, L.; Sena, C.M.; Pereira, P.; Seiça, R., Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 1223 - 1230. 12. 23. 2013. 10.1016/j.numecd.2013.01.005 . published Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Advanced glycation end products and diabetic nephropathy: a comparative study using diabetic and normal rats with methylglyoxal-induced glycation

Rodrigues, Lisa; Matafome, Paulo; Crisóstomo, Joana; Santos-Silva, Daniela; Sena, Cristina; Pereira, Paulo; Seiça, Raquel, Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry. 173 - 184. 1. 70. 2013. 10.1007/s13105-013-0291-2 . published Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry

Methylglyoxal causes structural and functional alterations in adipose tissue independently of obesity

Matafome, P.; Santos-Silva, D.; Crisóstomo, J.; Rodrigues, T.; Rodrigues, L.; Sena, C. M.; Pereira, P.; Seiça, R., Archives Of Physiology And Biochemistry. 58 - 68. 2. 118. 2012. 10.3109/13813455.2012.658065 . published Archives Of Physiology And Biochemistry

Methylglyoxal promotes oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction

Sena, Cristina M.; Matafome, Paulo; Crisóstomo, Joana; Rodrigues, Lisa; Fernandes, Rosa; Pereira, Paulo; Seiça, Raquel M., Pharmacological Research. 497 - 506. 5. 65. 2012. 10.1016/j.phrs.2012.03.004 . published Pharmacological Research

Metformin and atorvastatin combination further protect the liver in type 2 diabetes with hyperlipidaemia

Matafome, P.; Louro, T.; Rodrigues, L.; Crisóstomo, J.; Nunes, E.; Amaral, C.; Monteiro, P.; Cipriano, A.; Seiça, R., Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. 54 - 62. 1. 27. 2011. 10.1002/dmrr.1157 . published Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews

Dietary restriction improves systemic and muscular oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic Goto–Kakizaki rats

Rodrigues, Lisa; Crisóstomo, Joana; Matafome, Paulo; Louro, Teresa; Nunes, Elsa; Seiça, Raquel, Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry. 613 - 619. 4. 67. 2011. 10.1007/s13105-011-0108-0 . published Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry

Beneficial effects of dietary restriction in type 2 diabetic rats: the role of adipokines on inflammation and insulin resistance

Crisóstomo, Joana; Rodrigues, Lisa; Matafome, Paulo; Amaral, Carmen; Nunes, Elsa; Louro, Teresa; Monteiro, Pedro; Seiça, Raquel, British Journal of Nutrition. 76 - 82. 01. 104. 2010. 10.1017/S0007114510000164 . published British Journal of Nutrition

Food Deprivation Promotes Oxidative Imbalance in Rat Brain

Santos, R.X.; Cardoso, S.; Silva, S.; Correia, S.; Carvalho, C.; Crisóstomo, J.; Rodrigues, L.; et al, Journal of Food Science. H8 - H14. 1. 74. 2009. 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2008.00982.x . published Journal of Food Science

A role for atorvastatin and insulin combination in protecting from liver injury in a model of type 2 diabetes with hyperlipidemia

Matafome, P.; Nunes, E.; Louro, T.; Amaral, C.; Crisóstomo, J.; Rodrigues, L.; Moedas, A. R.; et al, Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology. 241 - 251. 3. 379. 2008. 10.1007/s00210-008-0363-y . published Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology

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2017/06 - 2018/07

HEALTHYAGING 2020 - WP Gut chronic inflammation in the elderly - the role of purinergic receptors and yeast colonization


Post-doc Fellow

Funders: Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Medicina

2016/07 - 2017/05

Identification and functional characterization of microRNAs controlling cardiac ischemia reperfusion injury


Post-doc Fellow

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

2011/01 - 2014/06

Genes FKS, CHS e de síntese de melanina em Alternaria infectoria: a combinação para o oportunismo



Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2010/08 - 2016/05

The role of adenosine and A2A receptor in anti-Candida albicans immunity.


PhD Student Fellow

Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

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